OBITUARY

Dorothy Lee Boedeker

October 2, 1927July 13, 2021
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BOEDEKER, Dottie L, age 93, passed away on July 13th after a very brief and sudden battle with cancer. She was born October 2, 1927, to the late Melvin (DFD Lt. “Smitty”) and Thelma Smith (Turner) of Dayton, Ohio. Dottie graduated from Roosevelt High School and loved her job working as a telephone operator for Haber Corporation during the late 1940’s. Dottie was a loyal member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Dayton and a member of the choir for 63 years. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of almost 68 years, Harold Boedeker and brother Duane Smith. She is survived by her son Doug and wife Pam, daughter Barb and husband John, daughter Robin and husband David. Grandchildren: Ben, Joe, Adam, Angie, Andy, Bri, Jae and Olivia. Great-grandchildren: Austin, Blake, Carson, Cooper, Caroline, Ava, Emily, Isabelle, Benjamin, Dominic, Samuel, Jackie, soon to be Lily and Sister in-law Edna Bennett of Louisville, Kentucky. Dottie enjoyed her church friends as well as her McDonald’s coffee group and sweet neighbors Sue and Steve Hedlund. Dottie had a love of knitting, needlework, puzzles, baking, cooking, swimming and most importantly all of her dogs. She also loved watching the deer, squirrels and birds in her backyard. She was incredibly proud of her dad on the Dayton Fire Department and that pride continued for those in the family that chose to follow in his footsteps. She enjoyed cruises with her husband, beach vacations with the extended family and most recently a trip to New York with her 3 children and their spouses for her 90th birthday! She was an avid Ohio State Football fan– watching every game on TV along with a Cincinnati Reds fan! Dottie/Mom/Grandma/ Great Grandma loved her family with all her heart, enjoyed life and all her blessings. She was greatly loved by everyone that met her and her smile will be dearly missed. Should friends desire, donations may be sent to St. Johns United Church of Christ, Hospice of Dayton, or the Dayton Humane Society. A visitation will be held on Tuesday July 20th 5:00-8:00pm at Tobias Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road. Beavercreek Ohio 45432. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday July 21st at 10am at the funeral home with Rev Adam Wirrig officiating. She will be laid to rest following the services at Woodland Cemetery in Dayton. Condolences may be given to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • St. John's United Church of Christ
  • Hospice of Dayton
  • Humane Society

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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Debbie Martin

July 14, 2021

Mine and John's deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. She was a very neat lady that meant a lot to me.

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